In Group G's other match, Al-Ain FC and Al-Sadd SC shared the points in a thrilling 3-3 draw. Enditem
"First we have to sell before Depay comes," he told FOX Sports, before indicating that he didn't expect any new signings before Barca begin their campaign at home to Villarreal on September 27.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
CONMEBOL says it has imposed strict sanitary protocols for the tournament, in accordance with requirements in each of the confederation's 10 member nations.
A new and improved team spirit has developed, he emphasized. "Schalke has a lot of experienced players around that help us to perform better. Everyone is determined to improve."
PARIS, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- US Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the French Open, which is to take place from September 27 to October 11, because of a hamstring injury, as the Japanese star tweeted on Friday.
In Chilean capital Santiago, Colo-Colo defeated Uruguay's Penarol 2-1 while Brazil's Santos were held to a goalless home draw by Paraguayan side Olimpia. Enditem
MADRID, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona coach Ronaldo Koeman said that his side still needs to improve as he addressed the press ahead of their traditional Joan Gamper pre-season friendly game.
"As for the fans, no matter when I get injured, traded or defeated, you always support me, which gives me great belief," he added.
When asked about Suarez, who was also left out of a friendly against Gimnastic Tarragona at the weekend, Koeman said he had "spoken to him about the future and whether or not he will stay."
"In the three weeks we have been working, we have improved a lot in the physical aspect and this week we have been working on tactics. We saw some of that against Girona and I hope we see a more complete display against Elche," he commented.